by Aston, Robert; Small, William
1673. Small, William. An Exact Collection of Choice.... Small, William. An Exact Collection of Choice. Pleading During the Commonwealth and Restoration A[ston], R[obert]. Placita Latine Rediviva: A Book of Entries; Containing Perfect and Approved Precedents of Counts, Declarations, Barrs, Avowries, Replications, Pleas in Abatement, Issues, Judgments, As Well in Actions Real as Personal, And Sundry Other Entries; Useful for All Clerks, Attorneys, And Practisers in the Courts at Westminster, And Inferiour Courts. Not Heretofore Published in Print. Collected in the Times, And Out of Some of the Manuscripts, Of Those Famous and Learned Protonotaries. Richard Brownlow, John Gulston, Robert Moyl, and Thomas Cory, Esquires; Digested Into an Exact Method, With a Table. Corrected and Amended. London: Printed for H. Twyford, John Place, And T. Basset, 1673. [viii], 144, 177-332, 369-520,  pp. Text continuous despite pagination. [Bound with] S[mall], W[illiam]. An Exact Collection of Choice Declarations, With Pleas, Replications, Rejoynders, Demurrers, Assignement of Errours: And the Entries of Judgments Thereupon Affirmed. Collected by W.S. One of the Clerks of the Upper Bench Office: In the Reignes of Queene Elizabeth, King James, And the Late King Charles. Diligently Perused, And Translated into English, For the Benefit and Helpe of Young Clerkes. With an Exact Table, Wherein May be Found the Principall Matters Contained in the Whole Book. London: Printed by T.W. and T.R. for John Place, 1653. [iv], 52, 56, 65-112, 107,  pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Quarto (8-1/4 x 6-1/4"). Recent period-style quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt-edged raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampspotting. Woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Two nice copies in a handsome binding. $1,000. * Aston: second and final edition; Small: only edition. The collections by Aston and Small are fine examples of seventeenth-century pleading manuals. Sometimes attributed incorrectly to William Sheppard, Small's manual reflects changes introduced during the Commonwealth. As suggested by its title, Aston's, first issued at the beginning of the Restoration in 1661, aimed to revive aspects of pleading that were discarded during the Civil War and Commonwealth. Small's manual is scarce. OCLC locates 6 co.
(Inventory #: 64961)